Mamamoo member Wheein (휘인) has been trending all over social media after rumours circulated that she will not be renewing her contract with her agency, RBW Entertainment.
Just hours ago, South Korean media outlet Sports Kyunghyang reported that the K-pop idol had decided to part ways with her label following the end of her contract.
Even though she has decided to leave RBW, she will continue to promote as a member of Mamamoo and will also participate in the group activities following a series of mutual discussions with the company. In case y’all missed it, the talented quartet recently released their 11th mini album “WAW” , along with the title track “Where Are We Now”.
In response to the ongoing reports regarding the “Watercolour” singer’s contract status, RBW stated that nothing has been confirmed yet…for now. “No decision has been officially made yet regarding Wheein’s contract renewals. It is still under final discussion. We will officially announce the result when a decision is made,” a rep told Newsen.
The girls of Mamamoo debuted in June 2014, marking their seventh year as a group this year. Back in January 2021, Solar and Moonbyul renewed their contracts with RBW, while Hwasa renewed hers in March.
Update (Friday, 11th June):
The rumours are true, MooMoos – Wheein will be leaving her label RBW Entertainment! :'(
RBW has confirmed that the 26-year-old songstress will not be renewing her contract. However, it was also revealed that Wheein has agreed to continue participating in Mamamoo’s group activities until December 2023.
Feel free to read RBW’s official statement here:
The four members are currently preparing for their concert this summer, after wrapping up promotions for their new song “Where Are We Now”.